Pats Cut Ross Ventrone, Again
PATRIOTS RELEASE DB ROSS VENTRONE FROM THE 53-MAN
CEDRIC MCKINLEY RELEASED FROM THE PRACTICE SQUAD
Mass. – The New England
Patriots announced today that DB Ross Ventrone has been released. In addition,
the Patriots released DL Cedric McKinley from the practice squad.
Ventrone, 25, has
spent time on both the practice squad and 53-man roster this season, playing in
eight games. Ventrone, 5-8, 190 pounds, was originally signed by the Patriots as
a rookie free agent out of Villanova on April 29, 2010. He spent the majority of
his rookie season in 2010 on the New England practice
McKinley, 24, joined the New England practice
squad on Dec. 20. He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as a rookie
free agent out of Minnesota on May 4, 2010 but was released prior to the start
of training camp. McKinley, 6-6, 286 pounds, was re-signed by Minnesota on July
31, 2011 and has spent part of the 2011 season on the Vikings' practice squad.